CYPRUS: Ready for a New Beginning

While Cyrus Vance toured the Middle East last week, President Carter's special envoy Clark Clifford, 70, flew to another eastern Mediterranean trouble spot. His mission: to bolster U.S. relations with Greece ; and Turkey and to help resolve the longstanding impasse between Greeks and Turks on Cyprus. In 1974, following the Athens-inspired coup against Prelate-President Makarios, Turkish troops invaded the island, and the savage war left Cyprus with an internal frontier of barbed wire, mines and armor. Turkish forces seized the northerly 40% of the island, causing some 200,000 Greek Cypriots...

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